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post #1 of 8 Old 07-12-2009, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
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99 grand cherokee laredo needs help.

I could really use some help on this one. I have a 99 grand cherokee laredo 4x4. It is our only vehicle at the moment, and as a disabled vet, am running out of funds to fix the thing. My girlfriend tried to go out with my 2 year old son today and when she put the truck in reverse the drivers side wheel is jumping. It only happens in reverse and when I look out the door when going in reverse, it appears that just that wheel gets stuck as it goes round. I hear a pop every full resolution. I pulled the wheel, checked the rotor and pads, checked everything on the surface and all looks good. What could this be?

I was thinking rear wheel bearings? If it is, are they hard to replace on my own? I really cant afford to pay my mechanic to do it.

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post #2 of 8 Old 07-12-2009, 09:22 PM
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I have never done it but I would say its a piece of cake. This link http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f310/how-replace-axle-shaft-wheel-hub-bearing-assembly-w-pics-377208/
Is a rough step by step some one else posted. I see you said you are a disabled vet but depending on your disability you may need help from a buddy. But if you can take the tire off you should be good to go.

The best resource I have found for this kind of stuff is a Haynes manual, you can pick one up at auto part stores and they WILL have perfect step by step instructions for it and some times even let you know tips/tricks.


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OP said Rear wheel bearing Whole different beast than the front.

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post #5 of 8 Old 07-12-2009, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the reply. Do you know from what I described if it is the bearing?

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I have never done it but I would say its a piece of cake. This link http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=377208
Is a rough step by step some one else posted. I see you said you are a disabled vet but depending on your disability you may need help from a buddy. But if you can take the tire off you should be good to go.

The best resource I have found for this kind of stuff is a Haynes manual, you can pick one up at auto part stores and they WILL have perfect step by step instructions for it and some times even let you know tips/tricks.


THANKS FOR YOU SERVICE!!
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Lol now that i read it closer Sounds like you need a NEW cv Joint Did you check thoose if the boots are tore up the grease is gone and they dried up and broke,

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They are pretty dry but not torn up from what I could see. I noticed a clunking yesterday, and this morning she tried to go in reverse and it pops on every revolution. Forward seems to be fine.
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post #8 of 8 Old 07-14-2009, 02:21 AM
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Sounds like CV's definitely. If you were closer, I'd help out. You should be able to pick up a pair for under $200. Maybe there is somebody on here closer that could offer a hand? How many miles? Might be a good idea to knock out the bearing cartiridge while you're there too, if you had the funds.
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